Special Issue "Advances in Diagnostic and Treatment Methods for Muscle Diseases in Dogs and Cats"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Companion Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 377

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miki Shimizu
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Japan
Interests: veterinary surgery; veterinary diagnostic imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Muscle diseases in dogs and cats can be caused by either congenital causes or acquired causes, such as intrinsic disorders, traumatic disorders, and complications. Muscle changes such as muscle atrophy and contracture generally do not improve if treatment is initiated after their onset. Therefore, when there is a possibility of muscle lesions occurring, continuous monitoring and post-treatment monitoring for lesions are required, and the methods used should be clinically simple. This Special Issue of Animals will explore clinically feasible early diagnostic methods for muscle diseases in dogs and cats and treatments to disrupt the progression of the condition. We invite researchers to contribute innovative papers from different research areas, such as medical and biological engineering, veterinary medicine, and physical therapy, to this Special Issue. Interdisciplinary studies will also be considered.

Dr. Miki Shimizu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • muscle
  • dog
  • cat
  • mechanism
  • diagnosis
  • surgery
  • rehabilitation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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